English courses

Are you insecure about your English or would you like to perfect your command of English? The English language is the world language that you cannot do without in the academic world and in business. Babel offers a wide range of English courses in Utrecht, Rotterdam, Eindhoven and in the virtual classroom for a variety of target groups.

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English Open Courses

Placement test

Especially for non-English speakers Babel has developed an English placement test with which you can assess your language level. This test has two parts (multiple choice questions and a writing task) which are marked by a language trainer. If in doubt, the trainer will contact you for an interview.


Our English courses

General

Course                                                                                                       Lessons Weeks Start level
Target level Price
English Pre-Intermediate (A2) 18 18 A1+ A2 €445,-
English Intermediate (B1) 18 9 A2 B1 €455-
English Intermediate – compact (B1) 9 9 A2 B1 €410,-
English Upper-Intermediate (B2) 18 9 B1 B2 €445,-
English Upper-Intermediate – compact (B2) 9 9 B1 B2 €410,-
English Advanced (C1) 18 9 B2 C1 €475,-
English Advanced – compact (C1) 9 9 B2 C1 €410,-
English Proficiency (C2) 18 9 C1 C2 €475,-
English Proficiency – compact (C2) 9 9 C2 C2 €410,-
Spoken English Advanced (B2/C1) 9 9 B2 B2+ €230,-

Business

Course                                                                                                       Lessons Weeks Start level
Target level Price
Business English Upper Intermediate (B2) 9 9 B1 B2 €475,-
Business English Advanced (C1) 9 9 B2 C1 €475,-

Cambridge

Course                                                                                                      Lessons Weeks Start level
Target level Price
Cambridge First Exam Preparation 4 3 B1 B2 €165,-
Cambridge Advanced Preparation 4 3 B2 C1 €165,-
Cambridge Proficiency Exam Preparation 4 3 C1 C2 €165,-

Academic

Course                                                                                                     Lessons Weeks Start level
Target level Price
English for Academic Purposes 8 8 B2 -- €250,-
Academic Writing in English (e-learning) 2 2 B2 B2+ €250,
Writing in English for Publication 7 7 B2+ C1 €460,-
TOEFL Exam Preparation course 7 7 B2+ C1 €165,-
IELTS Exam Preparation course (e-learning) 9 9 B2 B2+ €165,-
IELTS writing exam preparation (e-learning) 9 9 B2 B2+ €180,-

E-learning

Course                                                                                              Lessons Weeks Start level
Target level Price
Brush Up Your English – Package (e-learning) -- 12 B1 B2 €170,-
Brush Up Your English – Vocabulary and Common Collocations (e-learning) -- 8 B1 B2 €70,-
Brush Up Your English – Verb Tenses (e-learning) -- 8 B1 B2 €70,-
Brush up your English – Grammar (e-learning) -- 8 B1 B2 €70,-
Financial English (e-learning) -- 12 B1 B2 €250,-
Email writing in English (e-learning) -- 12 B1+ B2 €130,-
Academic Writing in English (e-learning) -- 12 B2 B2+ €250,-
IELTS Exam Preparation Writing (e-learning) -- 7 B2 B2+ €180,-
TOEFL Exam Preparation course 9 9 B2 B2+ €165,-

Our online courses

Would you prefer to enrol in an online course to study the English language? That is not a problem at all. Babel offers many online English courses that help you to improve your English via the internet. Following an online course allows you to study at a place where you are most comfortable.

Our online courses


Utrecht Summer School

Summer is the time to meet new people and learn something new. And how fun is it to combine those two things? That’s why we’re offering several summer courses this summer, in collaboration with Utrecht University. Students from around the world come to Utrecht to take one of our intensive language courses, which are given in July and August. The courses take place on location at Babel, in the heart of Utrecht centre.


Learn English

English is the third most spoken native language in the world, after Standard Chinese and Spanish. It is the most widely learned second language and is either the official language or one of the official languages in almost 60 sovereign states. Did you know that there are more people who have learned it as a second language than there are native speakers?

English is the most commonly spoken language in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand, and it is widely spoken in some areas of the Caribbean, Africa and South Asia. It is a co-official language of the United Nations, the European Union and many other world and regional international organisations. It is the most widely spoken Germanic language, accounting for at least 70% of speakers of this Indo-European branch. English has a vast vocabulary, though counting how many words any language has is impossible. English speakers are called “Anglophones”.

Do the free testTest your language level

Would you like to know your current language level? Babel offers a free language placement test! You will receive personal advice from one of our teachers about your current level and which language course suits you best.